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Belle de Boskoop Apple tree

Owner: Johan

Location:  Gent, OOST-VLAANDEREN, Belgium

Age of this tree:2019 years
Soil:moist sandy, alluvial influence 
Climate at this location:temperate
Pruning:Summer and winter pruning
Tree form:Espalier
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Biennial cropping (alternate years)
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Fruit worms, mealybug

Owner's comments

Dutch: Goudreinette, Schone van Boskoop German: Schöner von Boskoop, Reinette von Montfort Probably the green colour variety. The tree must be over 65 years old, looks still healthy however. It was delivered as a small horizontal espalier with 2 tiers (French: étages). My tree ID ref = F2

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

  • 2012

    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    about 50 apples picked. That was an excellent season again for this tree, after a years of low production since 2007, with only 10 to 20 ripe apples. Probably, our biological efforts to counter fruit worm infections have paid off.
  • 2011

  • 2010

    Spring blossom: 26 April
  • 2009

    Harvest: 2nd week October

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